September 19-C, 2022

Jonquil Oil Paint Rendered
"Spiritual" can be Bad Religion
with its theology, 
doctrines,
dogma,
dharma...

And, "spiritual" can be Good Religion
with its first-hand experience
of encounters with the Numen,
the numinous,
the ineffable,
the sublime,
the wonderful,
the awe-filled...

"Spiritual" can be thinking,
logic,
reason,
analytics...

And, "spiritual" can be feeling,
awe,
wonder,
speechlessness...

Everything turns on 
which kind of "spiritual" we mean
when we say, "spiritual."

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Published by jimwdollar

I'm retired, and still finding my way--but now, I don't have to pretend that I know what I'm doing. I retired after 40.5 years as a minister in the Presbyterian Church USA, serving churches in Louisiana, Mississippi and North Carolina. I graduated from Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, in Austin, Texas, and Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana. My wife, Judy, and I have three daughters and five granddaughters within about twenty minutes from where we live--and are enjoying our retirement as much as we have ever enjoyed anything.

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